The Bradwater Street woman called police earlier this week when she received a call stating that she owed back taxes. The caller told the woman that she would be arrested, deported and lose her citizenship if she didn't pay a large sum of money.
After she received a second call, the woman contacted police.
In another case Wednesday, a city resident on Brigade Drive was contacted and told she owed the IRS back taxes with the threat of prison time if she didn't purchase a money card and provide the card number to the caller.
It wasn't until after the woman complied that she learned she'd been the victim of a scam.